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The Coke Standard: Inside Shanghai’s Lockdown Barter Economy

Shanghai’s residents have turned to swapping supplies under lockdown—but is Coca-Cola really the most in-demand item?

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How are Shanghai’s Migrant Workers Surviving Lockdown?

Four migrant workers in Shanghai share their lockdown stories of food shortages and being unable to work

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Gone Ashore: Inside the Vanishing World of China’s “Sea Nomads”

How three generations of a family gradually gave up riding the waves off Hainan’s coast

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Best (and Worst) Tiger Fashions this Lunar New Year

International brands have released their annual animal zodiac-themed products—we rate them here

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Saddle Up: Riding with China’s New “Cowboys”

Modern “cowboys” embrace the steppes of northern Hebei province as a rural escape

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My Mother Was a Sex Worker

A young woman reminisces about growing up and learning about love, life, and family in the red-light district

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The Life of a Millennial Factory Worker

Pyramid Schemes, Menial Work, Debt—Over 40 years on from China's reform and opening, one young worker describes life in the country's factories today

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The Sky-High Stakes of Chinese Pigeon Racing

With big money invading pigeon-racing, hobbyists wonder about the future of their time-honored sport

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My baby was born with a rare disease—should I let him die?

A father from Shandong recounts living with a child with a congenital illness

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